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Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplin(g)s "Dumplin" in the South Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ruth Hendrix
Added: Saturday, January 28, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Chicken
2 stalks of celery
1 Onion
Salt and Black Pepper to Taste
Dumplins:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
4 level tbsp. unmelted shortening
2/3 cup of water
Approx. 6-8 cups of chicken stock to cook the dumplins

Directions:
Directions:
Cook your chicken in a 4 qt. pot with the vegetables (leave them big because you will remove them); salt and pepper to your family's taste.
Cook chicken on medium heat until chicken is done (time will vary depending on size); remove the chicken and vegetables from your chicken stock. Debone the chicken when cool; discard the veggies.

Now make your dumplins:
Work together the flour, salt, and shortening until fine and crumbly. Add the water and work in. Add another tablespoon of water or more if needed to make a smooth, stiff dough (but not sticky). Knead well. Divide into 3 pieces which will make the dough easier to work with and roll, roll really thin, cut into desired pieces/shapes (My family likes strips) and drop into your chicken broth one at a time. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring gently every 5 minutes to keep the dumplings separated and to prevent sticking.

Add your chicken to the dumplins and leave on low until the chicken is heated.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour, including time to cook chicken
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is an old family recipe that Lance's Grandma Hendrix gave me about 40 years ago. I have used it lots of times and it never fails to serve up tender, warm, comforting dumplins.

A recipe that is not shared with others will soon be forgotten, but when it is shared, it will be enjoyed by future generations~N. Ruth Hendrix

 

 

 

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